Ghana defender Daniel Amartey, has expressed his delight with the number of playing time he has churned out in the ongoing campaign.
The centre-back has earned the confidence of manager Claude Puel following a difficult start to life at the King Power Stadium.
The 23-year-old’s impressive performance in the season has been rewarded with a three-and-a-half-year contract extension despite being on the treatment table since October, after breaking his leg in the side’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United.
The new deal will keep him at the club until the summer of 2022 and the former FC Copenhagen defender is hoping to make a quick recovery.
“I am very happy to sign this contract at Leicester City,” Amartey told LCFC TV.
“I’m an easy guy, I work hard, I focus and by God’s grace, my recovery is getting better. I was playing well and then I got this injury, but I have to be strong when I come back.”
“Personally, I am happy because last season I didn’t get much playing time and this season the manager gave me the chance so, for me, I was very happy.”
He continued: “I first have to recover from my injury. I pray to God to recover and when I come back, I have to be strong with a strong mentality, I must work hard, and do my best.”
Amartey featured 10 times in all competitions prior to his injury.